MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,546 this week

Palermo Shooting (2008)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 2,001 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 29 critic

After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down?

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 20 Jan 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 02 May 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 04 Mar 2014
 
a list of 40 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Palermo Shooting" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Palermo Shooting (2008)

Palermo Shooting (2008) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Palermo Shooting.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Tragi-comic, romantic whodunnit set in a run down hotel which plays host to mentally ill people too poor to afford medical insurance.

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich, Mel Gibson
Fantasy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A group of angels in the German capital look longingly upon the life of humans.

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Otto Sander, Bruno Ganz, Mikhail Gorbachev
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set in 1999, a woman (Dommartin) has a car accident with some bank robbers, who enlist her help to take the bank money to a drop in Paris. On the way she runs into another fugitive from the... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Pietro Falcone
Tokyo-Ga (1985)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Moved by the work of director Yasujirô Ozu, Wim Wenders travels to Japan in search of the Tokyo seen in Ozu's films.

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Chishû Ryû, Werner Herzog, Yûharu Atsuta
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older ... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Senta Berger, Hans Christian Blech, Lou Castel
Hammett (1982)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The novel writter Dashiell Hammett is involved in the investigation of the mysterious disappearance of a beautiful chinese cabaret actress in San Francisco.

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Frederic Forrest, Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Wim Wenders talks with Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto about the creative process and ponders the relationship between cities, identity and the cinema in the digital age.

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Wim Wenders, Yohji Yamamoto
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander
Wrong Move (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Six days in the life of Wilhelm: a detached man without qualities. He wants to write, so his mother gives him a ticket to Bonn, telling him to live. On the train he meets an older man, an ... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Rüdiger Vogler, Hanna Schygulla, Hans Christian Blech
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A German journalist is saddled with a nine-year-old girl after encountering her mother at a New York airport.

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Yella Rottländer, Rüdiger Vogler, Lisa Kreuzer
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Wim Wenders
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Campino ...
Inga Busch ...
Karla
Axel Sichrovsky ...
Hans
Gerhard Gutberlet ...
Gerhard
Harry Blain ...
Harry
...
Julian
...
Student
Olivia Asiedu-Poku ...
Fan
Melika Foroutan ...
Anke
Anna Orso ...
Mother
...
Himself
Udo Samel ...
Banker
Giuseppe Provinzano ...
Actor 1
Giuseppe Massa ...
Actor 2
...
Flavia
Edit

Storyline

After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

20 November 2008 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Fotografies sto Palermo  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film marks the first time that Director Wenders shot a movie in his hometown, Düsseldorf. See more »

Goofs

In the scene, when Finn talks with lady photographer, they discuss the age of their cameras. He tells that his Plaubel is twenty years old and she tells that her Leica is 40 years old. Actually she has Leica M7, which slightly differs from older Leica cameras. This camera marketed only in 2002. See more »

Connections

Referenced in TV total: Episode dated 18 February 2009 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Death to Everyone
Written by Will Oldham
with Paul Oldham, Peter Townsend, Colin Gagon and Bob Arellano
Performed by Will Oldham (as Bonnie Prince Billy)
Published by Royal Stable Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Palace Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Because he could not stop for me, I kindly stopped for Death
9 December 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This is easily Wim Wender's most pretentious movie to date, and that's saying a lot given that Wenders is perhaps the most pretentious director of his generation. There is so much symbolic Mumbo-Jumbo I don't know where to begin: Dungeons. Coffins. Dead people. Ghosts. Including Lou Reed as a black-and-white specter of himself. Flocks of sheep. A shape-shifting city skyline. Hooded strangers, shooting arrows and causing crashes. All of which I have seen before, and with more panache: In "Dark City", in Cronenberg's "Crash", Paul Auster's "Lulu on the Bridge", Tom Tykwer's "Winter Sleepers", even in TV's "Lost". I'm not even mentioning "The Devil's Advocate". At the height of his self-importance, Wenders has Dennis Hopper, in the part of Death himself, make a speech about the merits of analog photography. Sounds ridiculous? Go figure. But the weakest link is Wender's choice of Campino as photographer Finn Gilbert, the lead character. Campino, a German rock star in his day job, may be photogenic in an aging toy boy way, but an actor he sure is not. Anything he says sounds like a line from a script, and the script is weak enough to begin with. Wenders asks too much of him, and too little of his co-lead Giovanna Mezzogiornio, a fine actress restricted to sleepy smiles and sullen glances in this movie. Charming guest appearances by Jana Pallaske as a feisty arts student, Inga Busch as a sexy swimming instructor in Ugg boots and a bathing suit, and by the divine Milla Jovovich as her glamorous self. Nice enough soundtrack, featuring Bonnie Prince Billy, Nick Cave, and The Velvet Underground. Watch with your eyes closed.


17 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
simply AWFUL leona_
I enjoyed every minute... pearlmode
Which camera uses Finn (Campino)? kregenow
Video from set, confirms about cast and story afberni
a link for a good detailed plot summary, and info mgr2000
Discuss Palermo Shooting (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?